Small evergreen found in Pennsylvania along the Delaware River

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Date Photo Taken: 07/30/2014
Location: Milford, PA
Posted By: tisinow


This plant was observed in multiple locations along a heavily wooded forest trail in the Delaware Water Gap National Park. I observed the plant almost flat on the ground in some locations as well as 6-8 inches high. The trail was well-shaded and a natural woodland forest.


  1. Metrosideros Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like Lycopodium complanatum, Trailing Ground-pine, Ground Cedar.

    It is also known as Diphasiastrum complanatum.

    July 31st, 2014 at 3:05 am
  2. tisinow Unregistered says:

    Thanks for the speedy reply. You nailed it. Since first spotting the plant on the trail, I also found a small patch in the lower, wooded area of our property. Luckily, this area is au naturel and far from my husband’s riding lawnmower. It is a lovely plant.

    July 31st, 2014 at 12:40 pm

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